Interview with a songwriter – Gary Barlow


I found this great interview with a songwriter on Youtube with a guy called Gary – you may have heard of him. He was in a tiny group called Take That.


Gary Barlow is not just a songwriter, he is one of Britain’s most successful songwriters of all time, penning 11 x number-one hit singles, 2 x number-one albums, 16 x top-five singles, has sold more than 45 million albums and has been awarded the Ivor Novella Award six times.


Somehow I think that what he has to say about being a songwriter might slightly outweigh what I do. Sliiiiiightly.


It’s a great interview full of songwriter insights conducted by BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe (don’t let him put you off) and I highly recommend that you watch all the parts.

Check out Part 1 (of 4) of the video :

(you should be able to find the other parts from there.)


EXCITING NEWS : This Wednesday on one of my local musical hero’s, an amazing songwriter in his own right, will be writing a post about the process of writing lyrics. I think you are going to find it extremely interesting.


Until then, happy songwriting.





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One Response to “Interview with a songwriter – Gary Barlow”

  1. marc says:

    Really fantastic and inciteful, got a lot of data and ideas from this :)

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